Colon signs three-year deal

It's a week before Memorial Day and the Steelers have begun signing draft picks.

Mario Williams signed the night before the draft, and Willie Colon signed next.

Colon signed a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers today. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the two sides agreed on a $1,333,500 deal that includes a signing bonus of $283,000.

The Steelers drafted Colon with their first pick of the fourth round, 131st overall. The 6-3, 320-pound offensive lineman out of Hofstra is playing behind Trai Essex at right tackle at the Steelers' spring practices. Essex is filling in for Max Starks, who is recovering from knee surgery. Colon figures into the Steelers' plans as a reserve guard as well.


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